New biomaterial uses bacteria and synthetic biology

In Virginia, researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pennsylvania-based Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh University created a new biomaterial...

Fast fashion drives push for natural fabrics

Efforts are underway globally to create renewable fabrics and textile dyes to counteract increasing pollution from “fast fashion,” a trend marked by increased consumption...

French consortium headed to India and Bangladesh for jute talks

In India and Bangladesh, the French Trade & Investment Commission is pushing to grow the use of jute and other natural fibers. The FTIC is...

Airbus and AMSilk partner up for Biosteel airplanes

In Germany, AMSilk, the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, entered into a joint cooperation agreement to develop new bionic high performance...

Sugarcane based milk container now at supermarkets

In the Netherlands, Lelystad dairy farm is offering their milk in Europe’s first biobased milk container, made from 100% biobased PE from renewable material,...

From avocado pits to bioplastic – Mexico embraces trash to treasure

In Mexico, tons of avocado stones that were thrown away each day in the world’s largest avocado center, are now being used to produce...

Gotcha! Biobased material captures micropollutants

In the United Kingdom, CustoMem developed a novel bio-based adsorbent material that can selectively capture micropollutants including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and high-performance chemicals like per...

Danish retailer offering biobased polyethylene bags

In Denmark, retail chain Fakta is offering plant-based polyethylene shopping bags. The bags are on sale for DKK 2.75 ($.43)—roughly equal to the price...

Ghana goes green with cassava bag plan

In Ghana, government officials are looking combat waste by promoting the use of biodegradable bags made from cassava. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s Vice President, said the...

World’s first mylo product hits market – Mushroom tote bag makes sustainability trendy

In California, Bolt Threads launched their new “Mylo Driver Bag” which is made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms, and is the...

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Ecover’s new bottle rethinks ocean waste and plastic

In California, Ecover launched a new “Ecover Ocean Washing-Up Liquid Bottle” made from 50% plastic waste collected from the sea, waterways and shores of...

Light-regulating living biomaterial reacts to its environment

In Germany, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials developed a new “active nanocomposite” that is teeming with motion: small particles connect or...

New iLAB proposed to increase bioproduct materials

In Indonesia, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) proposed the establishment of an integrated laboratory of bioproduct (iLAB) to increase economic value-added and create...